LG announced the LG G3 Beat today, a mid-range version of the flagship LG G3, which will be known under the name LG G3 S in Europe and CIS countries.
The LG G3 Beat comes with a 5in HD display, a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and pixel density of 294ppi. On the inside is a 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, backed by 1GB of RAM and 8GB of built-in storage, which is (naturally) expandable via a microSD card slot.
On the phone’s back is an 8-megapixel camera with the LED flash, and a special laser that measures the distance and speeds up autofocus (the same feature found in the LG G3). The front of the handset sports a 1.3-megapixel shooter. The camera comes with a number of other features, such as Touch & Shoot (tap anywhere on your screen to focus and snap a picture) and Gesture Shot (you clench your hand in front of the phone’s display and a 3-second countdown automatically starts, after which the camera takes a photo).
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, HSPA+, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC and USB 2.0. Lastly, the LG G3 Beat comes with a 2,540mAh battery (removable), runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and you’ll be able to get it in Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold.
The smartphone will debut in South Korea on July 18, followed by Europe and CIS countries in the following weeks. Pricing details are yet to be announced.